Chiefs RB coach sees “big jump” for Damien Williams

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The Chiefs drafted running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round this year, which led to comparisons to players like Brian Westbrook and Darren Sproles when discussing how he’ll fit into head coach Andy Reid’s offense.

Running backs coach Deland McCullough shares the high hopes for what Edwards-Helaire will do, but he said it isn’t “a fair comparison” to other backs until the team actually gets the rookie on the field. McCullough also notes that the team has another good back in Damien Williams.

McCullough said Williams has reacted to Edwards-Helaire’s arrival as a “competitor” who will continue to move forward in an offense he knows well.

“When he shined, he shined at a level that helped us get over a hump in a few games — and obviously helped us in winning the Super Bowl,” McCullough said, via Nate Taylor of “Just listening to the way Damien spoke about himself and the things we’re doing and the things he’s going to do to improve, I think his maturation in this offense is going to be a big jump this year.”

Kansas City’s offense has provided opportunities for an array of players over the last couple of years and there will be room for both backs as long as Edwards-Helaire’s reality lives up to his advance billing.

7 responses to “Chiefs RB coach sees “big jump” for Damien Williams

  1. Just give Damien Williams his usual 10-15 touches a game in the regular season and save him for the playoffs

  2. Never understood why the Dolphins let him go, he’s certainly better than any RB they currently have on their roster.

  3. Raggard says:
    July 5, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Never understood why the Dolphins let him go, he’s certainly better than any RB they currently have on their roster.

    The Dolphins let him go because at the time they had better RB’s in Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and eventually Frank Gore. Williams was the odd man out and looking to get paid. As a Fins Fan I am happy for Williams and his success with KC.

  4. Chiefs goofed when they drafted this running back. They need someone who can pound it in on short yards. Damien Williams was already that back, they don’t need two of those. They should have taken the running back Green Bay got that dude is a beast and probably wind up being the steal of the draft as far as running backs go.

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